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So, yesterday I installed xubuntu onto an aging laptop using universal USB installer - Everything was fine and persistant. (I let the program create the 4gb persistant file) However I realised I needed more storage space so I posted on a question asking how I increase the 4gb persistant file. (Or creating a partition)
I decided it would be no great loss to start over so I formatted my USB (64GB) with a gparted live CD. I created one small fat32 partition for the install and a huge ext4 for my persistant files. I labled the ext4 partition casper-rw and ran the Universal Usb installer all over again - but selecting the 8GB Fat32 partion I had made (The only one visable in windows) I let the program install Xubuntu to the fat32 partition and let it format it again (Leaving my ext4 partion alone)
I booted into Xubuntu live fine but without persistance. I attempted to install steam with sudo apt and it promptly told me that I had less than 250mb disk space availble. Does anyone know how I can enable persistancy in my ext4 partition? And why programs will not install to it? It does not seem to be mounted anywhere so do I need to mount it in a specific location? I'm not bothered about any data loss and I'm open to completley re - formatting the USB drive. Any help would be apreciated. Thanks in advance.
Reply (because I don't have enough reputation) Yeah I just want to make my ext4 partition persistent. I was told that a full install on a USB stick would be extremely slow and unusable - is this true?